Los Angeles Car Insurance
Los Angeles Auto Insurance—Driving in L.A.
There are approximately 527 miles of freeway in L.A. County and nearly 7,000 miles of surface streets in the City of Los Angeles alone. Six million vehicles and ten million residents all add up to a lot of traffic and plenty of potential for accidents. Having the right car insurance in L.A. is just as important as having the right car. Fortunately, it's easy to get a Los Angeles auto insurance quote from GEICO.
We know Angelenos can't afford to waste time, so GEICO is here to provide car insurance that is convenient and easy to navigate. Get car insurance for LA that fits your lifestyle and delivers all of the features that are expected from an insurance brand that you can trust.
Some features available with a Los Angeles car insurance policy from GEICO include:
- Car insurance discounts
- Emergency Road Service
- Customer support available 24/7
- GEICO Mobile — #1 insurance app*
GEICO Emergency Road Service Features
You can feel confident we're here if you need us while you're cruising the roads of Los Angeles. GEICO Emergency Road Service (ERS) may cover more than competitors do with similar programs—and for a more affordable price. For as little as $14 a year per car, our roadside assistance coverage can help LA drivers with:
- Jumping a dead car battery
- Replacing a flat tire with your spare (labor only)
- Sending a locksmith when you're locked out
- Towing (unrelated to an accident)
With ERS coverage, if the time comes when you need help on the 405, take a deep breath and open the GEICO Mobile app to request ERS.
Why use GEICO Mobile to get roadside assistance?
With a simple tap and a swipe, it's faster and easier than calling, and it takes as little as 2 minutes to request help through ERS self-service.
Since the app pre-fills your policy information, you can start by letting us know what's going on right away. The roadside assistance team is online 24/7 for a quick response. Our GPS locator helps us find you whether you're in Los Angeles or on a road trip, and help will be there as soon as possible.
What to Know About Driving in Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County
Most of the driving laws in L.A. County are the same as those in the rest of California, but there are some regulations and customs unique to the metro area. Los Angeles County freeway HOV lanes are restricted 24/7, not just during rush hour, with a minimum occupancy requirement of 2 people. A 3-person minimum exists on certain freeways during certain hours. If you get caught illegally using an HOV lane, either on camera or by a police officer, the ticket can cost hundreds of dollars.
To drive in metro L.A., it's good to know the layout of the city of L.A. versus the county of L.A. The city of Los Angeles is intertwined with other cities that are part of L.A. County. You can cross through several of these adjacent cities within one short drive. For example, you might drive through Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills on the Westside. In the South Bay, you might be in L.A. one minute and Inglewood the next. Same with L.A. and Burbank in the San Fernando Valley. It pays–in avoided tickets–to know how to drive in each municipality, as speed limits and parking rules may vary.
Los Angeles Freeways
Freeways in L.A. County are an ecosystem unto themselves. They are usually referred to by their route numbers. They also have names that change depending on which section you're traveling. Interstate 5 – also known as "the 5," the Golden State Freeway, or the Santa Ana Freeway – runs between eastern Los Angeles, through the San Fernando Valley, northwest to Santa Clarita. Interstate 405 ("the 405" or the San Diego Freeway) is a branch off I-5 that travels through west L.A. County and south to Irvine. Interstate 10 is also referred to as "the 10," Santa Monica Freeway, or San Bernardino Freeway. It goes from Santa Monica on the coast and crosses L.A. in an east/west direction.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of roadways in Los Angeles. To orient yourself to the web of freeways, surface streets, and neighborhoods of L.A., you may want to invest in a good map as well as a GPS. That way, you'll have a bird's-eye view of the whole metro area for context as well as specific directions to get you from point A to point B within Los Angeles County.
Sites in Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown L.A. is filled with arts, sports, and cultural destinations. The Los Angeles Music Center, at 136 North Grand Avenue, covers two city blocks and includes the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum, and five other performing arts venues. The Staples Center, located at 1111 South Figueroa Street, is home court for L.A.'s professional basketball and hockey teams. You can get to the baseball stadium free (with a game ticket) via an express train from Union Station.
L.A.'s cultural diversity is reflected in neighborhoods such as Little Tokyo, where you can find the Japanese American National Museum (100 N Central Avenue). Art enthusiasts may also want to visit The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (152 North Central Avenue). Most downtown sites are accessible by L.A.'s Metro system, the DASH bus, or car. There are numerous parking garages throughout the area.
Los Angeles Insurance Agents
When you get LA car insurance with GEICO, you're getting the knowledge and experience of dedicated local insurance agents who are ready to answer questions about your policy. We have agents across southern California and the Los Angeles area who know how to deal with almost any type of policy or claims question that you can think of. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that GEICO provides the perfect combination of online convenience with a team of experienced local agents.
GEICO has insurance agents across the Los Angeles area, including the following cities:
More About California Car Insurance
Whether you're seeking information on state-required coverage levels or teen driving laws in California, visit our California car insurance page. It can help you make the right decision about your auto insurance.
*The GEICO Mobile app and site received #1 rankings according to Dynatrace's 2018 Q1 Mobile Insurance Scorecard.
These are general policy descriptions to help you understand the different types of coverages. They are not intended to modify any provisions in any contract of insurance. Always read the insurance contract for specific explanations of coverages and exclusions. Services offered may vary by state.
When you are unsure of your exact location, you may provide us with oral approval to attempt to locate you via information provided by your mobile phone provider ("Location Data"). You may opt-out of this service by declining to provide your oral approval. We will use the Location Data for the sole purpose of dispatching roadside services. We may revise the Location Data if, after conversation with you, we determined it to be inaccurate. We will only share the Location Data with the roadside assistance provider(s). The Location Data is stored temporarily (typically for one week) in a secured database accessible only by those of our employees and agents with a reasonable need to know such information in order to provide roadside services. We will maintain a record of the location to which we dispatched roadside assistance, but such record shall not reference the Location Data as the source of such information.